Fresh from Michigan Toy Soldier Company's shelf is this box full of Boxers! Molded in medium gray plastic and cleanly cast without a trace of flash and limited mold lines these figures are a demonstration of what plastic miniatures can provide to the hobby. Crisply detailed, loaded with options and rich with posing choices it would be a small matter to assemble a vast number of these figures without having two of the same. With some careful use of the available options these miniatures could be used as far back as the 1800's and right up into the Second World War. At about a dollar each they are quite a deal as well.
All in all a very useful set. A great choice for army building as well as skirmish games. This set can be used outside the stated period by about sixty years plus or minus and provides a TON of spare parts that can be used to modify other figures. If the store had more in stock I would likely have ended up with three boxes instead of one! These are soo good that I am looking at my lumpy old metal Boxer force and thinking that I might be in for a bout of replacement painting.
Very highly recommended.
Thanks for posting this review. Unfortunately it somewhat confirms my major disappointment with the set in being overwhelmingly a boxer era and early 20th century box. You might be able to salvage something from the coolie hat and turban heads as far as Taiping/Bandit use, but it'll still take a bit of putty work. For this box to be a winner it would have needed Taiping head options, muskets and archery equipment options to allow for Taiping rebellion use. I honestly don't get why ANYONE would game Boxer Rebellion when Taiping rebellion offers so much more.ReplyDelete
I like the look of those. With bit of conversion work they'd be great for the Back of BeyondReplyDelete
I love this kit and i am looking forward to building more than a few boxes to use for numerous games.ReplyDelete